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 Post subject: what to use to paint wardrobe?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:29 am 
I have purchased an old pine wardrobe that has previously been painted white. It's pretty old and rough looking so I'd like to repaint in an off-white colour.

What type of paint should I use for this? I'm not wanting gloss or the distressed look that is popular right now. Satin or Matt would be best I guess. Any brands or colours that are good? I was looking on amazon and a lot of the ...

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 Post subject: Toilet Part Broke - Need Help Please
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:20 pm 
Hi there,

A piece inside the cistern of my toilet just broke, (see image).
It was a small plastic connector that connected the handle to the main mechanism.

Can it be easily replaced?
what is the part called?

Read more : Toilet Part Broke - Need Help Please | Views : 58 | Replies : 4 | Forum : Plumbing Forum

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 Post subject: Non-emergency police calls...
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:45 pm 
So you know how it is, non emergency call to the police on their 101 number. I had to report summat a couple of days ago. call answered promptly and once the operator had assessed whether the police would do anything about it she puts me through to the "command centre" where I am on hold...

3.48PM original call made, on hold until 4.16 PM call ended @ 4.29 PM so 41 minutes in total... ...

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 Post subject: old cesspit
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:37 pm 
Hello, I'm looking for some advise. I located a round concrete block in my garden, I decided I didn't like the look of it so started braking it out. underneath I have found what I presume to be an old cesspit. can I simply fill this in with rubble or is further investigation required to ensure this is not part of the hose drainage system? who would I contact for clarification?

Many thanks

Russell

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 Post subject: Replacing Cast Stack
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:32 pm 
Hi,

Hoping for some help please, i've just had an extension done (not by me) and now my old flaking almost hanging off the wall cast iron soil stack looks unsightly and I was hoping to replace with pvc.

Looking to attempt this myself with possibly some hired help when removing the stack.

I happy with the connection at ground level and connecting bath and sink wastes, however not sure what connection is required to ...

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 Post subject: What type of fittings are these? (image)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:22 pm 
Hi,
I need to replace a 2 port valve on my heating system but before i start im trying to figure out how much of a job it will be, i.e just unscrewing and screwing or cutting pipes and soldering etc... Heres a pic of the part, can anyone tell me what type of fitting has been used to connect the pipe to the vavle?
Cheers*
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YDG 240 1.5inch LEAK.jpg

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 Post subject: Bathroom pull switch problem
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:20 am 
Hello!

I’m looking to solve a problem that’s been bugging me for a few days now (and a few fuses!). So the switch broke on my bathroom pull switch and I attempted to replace it which is when the trouble began - there're three sets of wires for a start…

https://ibb.co/TKs4n1c

So the first picture is of the old pull switch mechanism (you can see it didn’t unscrew so I had to break it off ...

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 Post subject: Choosing gas for my new blowtorch
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:20 pm 
I bought this new blowtorch last week.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/rothenberger-rofire-professional-soldering-torch/8200h

I also bought some Rothenberger gas but realised the connection is different. The one I have has a UNEF 1" US Connection.

Is the price difference due to the difference in threads between US and euro or is there something I'm missing?

For example this euro thread is only £5.99

https://www.screwfix.com/p/rothenberger-butane-propane-mixed-gas-cylinder-336g/68116

While this US thread is double the price

https://www.screwfix.com/p/rothenberger-disposable-propane-gas-cylinder-400g/71092

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 Post subject: Sockets not working for higher load appliances??
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:35 pm 
I am having a problem with my upstairs sockets that I'm hoping I may get some advice/ideas on what could be causing the issue. I'll try explain the circumstances/issues as best possible...

All sockets had been working fine up until yesterday with no issues noted.
Also to note - nothing else is plugged in to any socket upstairs.

Plugged a vacuum cleaner in an upstairs bedroom socket and it did not work - I thought ...

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 Post subject: Adding extra panes to composite door
PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:22 pm 
Hi everyone

I plan to add two extra panes of 6mm glass to a composite door to improve the sound insulation (next to a busy road). What would the best way be to attach the panes? Would it be best to order the glass with pre-drilled holes and screw them into the four corners along with some acoustic sealant? Please see photos. Thanks for your suggestions.

Archie

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